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The inaugural Scotiabank Speaker Series in Digital Transformation in Banking - Digital Disruption and FinTech Innovation

May 19, 2016


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The newly created Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School will host a special evening event in Toronto featuring Ray Sharma, HBA ’96, Executive Managing Partner of Extreme Venture Partners – a venture capital firm investing in financial technology (FinTech) startups. He is a dynamic and much-sought-after speaker who has been headlining events in Canada and the United States.

Ray will provide an in-depth analysis of the fast-paced trends in the FinTech space, and navigate us through the impact of artificial intelligence, crowdfunding, and block chain on the financial sector.

The Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School is funded by a generous $3-million donation from Scotiabank. The goal of the Digital Banking Lab is to provide research, education, and outreach on digital disruption and FinTech innovation. The co-directors of the Digital Banking Lab are Professors Michael King and Jean-Philippe (JP) Vergne.

Event Details

Thursday, May 19, 2016

5:30-6p.m. – Registration, hors d'oeuvres and open bar
6-7 p.m. – Presentation by Ray Sharma
7-7:30  p.m. – Q&A

Location: Scotiabank Centre (40 King Street West, 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3Y2)

Tickets: $30 (non-alumni), $25 (alumni), $20 (current students)


This event is sold out and registration is closed.


About the Speaker

Ray Sharma is a leader in the technology development and investment economy with specific expertise in mobile. Ray has shared his experiences at events worldwide including the Milken Institute Global Conference (Los Angeles), FICCI Frames (Mumbai), Mobile Games Forum (London), Scotia Capital Apps Conference (Toronto), CTIA Mobile Web & Apps (San Francisco); guest lectures at MIT Sloan School of Management, and Stanford Business School.

Ray has been involved as a founder in several startups of interest. He is the founder and Executive Managing Partner of Extreme Venture Partners. EVP is an accomplished venture capital firm, as determined by exits and investment returns. Ray is also the founder and Chairman of XMG Studio, a critically acclaimed game studio with tens of millions of fans worldwide. He was also a founder and former Chairman of Xtreme Labs, a world-class mobile and web application developer. At the time of its sale to private investors, Xtreme Labs was Canada’s largest mobile app developer.

Previously, Ray spent over 10 years in wireless technology investment banking research. During that period Ray was the top-ranked wireless technology analyst based on Greenwich and Brendan Woods International surveys of fund managers for five of eight eligible years. During his research career Ray evangelized a vision that the smartphone represents a generational shift in computing away from the PC.


$30 (non-alumni rate), $25 (alumni rate), $20 (student rate)


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